Event date: 06/08/2015 00:00 - 13/08/2021 00:00 Export event 06 August 2015 / Categories: Healthy City, News Walking and Exercise Healthy Lifestyles Walking is one of the best ways to improve your fitness and maximise health benefits. The short definition of a health walk is "a purposeful, brisk walk done on a regular basis". It can include any walk which is specifically designed and carried out for the purpose of improving your health. Our Walking Programmes take place on various routes including parkland and woodland across Carlisle’s urban and rural district. Take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle with this programme of enjoyable walks. Benefits of walking Walking can: Make you feel good Give you more energy Reduce stress and help you sleep better Keep your heart 'strong' and reduce blood pressure Help to manage your weight Why is walking the perfect activity for health? Almost everyone can do it You can do it anywhere and any time It's a chance to make new friends It's free and you don't need special equipment You can start slowly and build up gently A short YouTube video looks into the benefits of Health walks within the Carlisle district. It consults with various partners and users involved with the project to see their real value. To find out more about our walking programmes contact us on 01228 817370 We also have a selection of Doorstep Walks (downloadable walking routes) which you can print out and enjoy at your own pace. Fit for Life Exercise Referral Fit for life is a series of supervised exercise sessions for people who have conditions that would benefit from increasing their physical activity. Walking Programmes There are a variety of different walks you can access dependant upon your current health level or needs. Wednesday Walking for Health Take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle with this programme of FREE, easy, approximately one hour walks. Join us at various locations throughout the Carlisle District. All are on good paths but please wear sensible footwear. Tuesday Trundles These walks are more challenging, longer, with varying gradient and surfaces. Suitable footwear, walking boots or shoes with good grips/ soles and appropriate clothing for weather is required. For more information, please call 01228 817158. Chances Park (Morton Manor) Walk All walks are free to access, lasting approximately 30 minutes and ending in the cafe. Each week the walk takes a slightly different route and it held every Monday at 2:30pm. Please meet in Morton Community Centre foyer. Please also contact us if you are interested in becoming a Qualifies Walk Leader and leading walks or setting up walks in your area, we can assist with training and support. It's a great way to get people in your community active whilst meeting new faces. Print 4639 Rate this article: 5.0 Please login or register to post comments.